The Lord’s Supper by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY MAY 18, 2021
THE LORD’S SUPPER
TEXT: MATTHEW 26:26-29
MEMORY VERSE: “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me” (LUKE 22:19).
Erwin W. Lutzer said, “If Melanchthon were alive today, he might not weep because of controversies that surround the Lord’s Supper, but he might well sorrow because of our indifference to its meaning and importance.”
The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament is an antitype of the Feast of the Passover or Unleavened Bread in the Old Testament, instituted as an ordinance by our Lord, Jesus Christ, at the last Passover before His death, in remembrance of His death and Second Coming. The emblems used for the Lord’s Supper are unleavened bread and juice of the “fruit of the vine,” representing the Lord’s sinless broken body and His precious blood that was shed, respectively. Erroneous views associated with the Lord’s Supper include, transubstantiation and consubstantiation, as well as the use of alcoholic wine, soft drinks, etc.
Grave consequences can befall those who partake of the Lord’s Supper unworthily (1 Corinthians 11:30). Examine yourself and settle any case of impurity with God before partaking in the ordinance. Worthily partake.
QUOTE: Worthily partake.
CHALLENGE: Be qualified for partaking in the Lord’s Supper.
PRAYER: O Lord, keep me holy and worthy of heaven.